CNet reports that IBM has announced a new set of tools that allow companies to offer Web services on a pay-as-you-go basis, either singly or as packaged bundles. Available for download from its Alphaworks site, Web Services Hosting Technology was developed by a Canadian team that has several years' experience working with hosting technologies for applications such as WebSphere Commerce and Lotus QuickPlace.
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Monday, December 31, 2001
Dan Bricklin's law of service computing
"Services must be structured so that people feel they have independent full access and control of their data," says Dan Bricklin in a thoughtful and well-argued article on his personal website. I think that's probably one of the ten commandments of successful online services. Dan has put it very succinctly, so we should probably call this Dan Bricklin's (R) law.
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Blogging as a web service
I just came across this Dave Winer posting from August, which positions web logging (otherwise known as blogging) as an important form of web service. I think that's an interesting and thought-provoking viewpoint.
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Assembling on-demand services to automate business, commerce, and the sharing of knowledge